Moong Dal Kachori


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Moong Dal Kachori

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मूंग दाल कचौड़ी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Moong Dal Kachori in Hindi) 

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moong dal kachori is a lip-smacking dish, straight from the land of flavours Rajasthan and also called Rajasthani moong dal kachori or khasta kachori. Rajasthani's relish moong dal kachori either for breakfast or quick evening snack, also can be made into chaat and served as a side dish with any meal.

A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal Rajasthani moong dal kachori right in your own kitchen. The recipe might look complicated and tough but trust me, it is not. Once you master and understand it, you can make in really very quickly.

moong dal kachori makes an absolutely delicious snack, which is very popular in North India and is also one of the most loved street food. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve that deliciously crisp crust and hollow, well-cooked interior.

The trick to get the right texture of the moong dal kachori is slow-frying. You need to be patient when frying these kachoris to derive the perfect texture, flaky yet soft. Moyan "melted ghee" that is added while kneading the dough is also important as it helps in getting the thickness and also makes it flaky.

The moong dal kachori can be kept fresh and stored in an air-tight containers for 2 to 3 days. Just before serving, warm up the kachoris in an oven for about 7 to 10 minutes, fill them with curds and chutneys and serve!

Serve moong dal kachori along with Green Chutney and sweet tamarind chutney.

Enjoy moong dal kachori | Rajasthani moong dal kachori | khasta kachori | street-style moong dal kachori | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.

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Moong Dal Kachori recipe - How to make Moong Dal Kachori

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 kachoris (12 kachori )
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Ingredients

For The Dough
2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup melted ghee
salt to taste

For The Moong Dal Filling
1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , soaked for 2 hours and drained
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)

Other Ingredients For Moong Dal Kachori
oil for deep-frying
Method
For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes.

For the moong dal filling

    For the moong dal filling
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the moong dal and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the ginger-green chilli paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and ¼ cup of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the besan, garam masala and dried mango powder and mix well.
  5. Divide the filling into 12 equal portions and keep aside to cool.

How to proceed to make moong dal kachori

    How to proceed to make moong dal kachori
  1. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Roll out each portion of the dough into a 63 mm. (2½ ") diameter circle.
  3. Place one portion of the moong dal filling in the center.
  4. Bring together all the sides, seal it tightly and remove any excess dough.
  5. Roll the filled portion again into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle, while ensuring that the filling does not spill out.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to make 11 more moong dal kachoris.
  7. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry, 6 moong dal kachoris at a time on a medium flame, for 4 minutes. Reduce the flame and deep-fry on a slow flame for 5 to 6 minutes.
  8. Drain the moong dal kachoris on an absorbent paper.
  9. Repeat step 7 to deep-fry 6 more moong dal kachoris.
  10. Serve moong dal kachoris immediately.

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For the dough

  1. To prepare dough for moong dal kachori | Rajasthani moong dal kachori | khasta kachori | street- style moong dal kachori | in a deep bowl take maida. Make use of good quality plain flour to get crumbly yet crispy kachori. To make khasta kachori healthier, use half plain flour and half whole wheat flour (atta). 
  2. Add salt to taste.
  3. Add ghee. Ghee can be replaced with dalda or oil. This addition of fat is known as “moyen or moyan” in Hindi which helps in giving a flakey outer cover and prevent the formation of air bubbles in moong dal kachori
  4. Combine all the ingredients and mix well to form a breadcrumb-like texture.
  5. Gradually add water to form a dough.
  6. Knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water. 
  7. Cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

For the filling

  1. To make the filling for moong dal kachori | Rajasthani moong dal kachori | khasta kachori | street- style moong dal kachori | wash and soak the yellow moong dal in enough water.
  2. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. After soaking, drain the moong dal using a strainer.
  4. Transfer the soaked and drained dal to a mixer jar.
  5. Grind the moong dal in a mixer to a coarse mixture without using any water. Keep aside.
  6. To temper the moong dal for moong dal kachori, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan. 
  7. When the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds.
  8. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida.
  9. Add the yellow moong dal mixture.
  10. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  11. Add ginger-green chilli paste.
  12. Add dry mango powder for a tangy flavour. Alternatively, you can use lemon juice, anardana powder or chaat masala too.
  13. Add chilli powder. The quantity can be adjusted to suit your liking.
  14. Add garam masala. We have made use of homemade garam masala.
  15. Add salt and besan. Besan will soak excess moisture and help in drying up the dal mixture which will make it easier to stuff the kachoris.
  16. Cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the moong dal is lightly browned, while stirring continuously. Check the seasoning at this stage or else you will get bland kachori. 
  17. Remove in a plate and cool completely.

How to make moong dal kachori

  1. To make moong dal kachori | Rajasthani moong dal kachori | khasta kachori | street- style moong dal kachori | divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  2. Roll out each portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle.
  3. Place one portion of the moong dal filling in the center.
  4. Bring together all the sides to form a potli like structure.
  5. Seal it tightly and remove any excess dough and press it lightly.
  6. Roll the filled portion lightly into a 63 mm. (2½") diameter circle, while ensuring that the filling does not spill out. Be very gentle will rolling or else the kachori will break.
  7. Gently press the center of the kachori with your thumb.
  8. Repeat steps 2 to 7 to make 11 more kachoris. Keep it covered with a damp kitchen towel. So it does not dry out
  9. For frying moong dal kachori, heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai on a medium flame and carefully drop 3 kachoris at a time. Depending upon the size of the kachori you rolled and the kadhai add more or less moong dal kachori for frying, Just ensure you do not overcrowd the pan as it may drastically drop the temperature of oil
  10. Deep fry on a slow flame for 8 minutes, turning them in between. Before dropping the kachori, check the temperature of the oil by dropping a small portion of the dough. If it comes up quickly, the oil is too hot and this would brown the kachori quickly and they would still be raw from inside. If it takes a lot of time, the oil is not hot enough and this would make the kachori absorb a lot of oil. You need to regulate the temperature of oil throughout the frying process.
  11. Fry till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  12. Drain moong dal kachori on an absorbent paper. 
  13. Repeat steps 9 to 12 and deep-fry 9 more moong dal kachoris | Rajasthani moong dal kachori | khasta kachori | street- style moong dal kachori |
  14. Serve moong dal kachori hot with green chutney and tamarind chutney
Accompaniments

Green Chutney (Chaat) 
Khajur Imli ki Chutney, Sweet Tamarind Chutney 
Pudina Chaas, Mint Chaas Recipe 
Thandai 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per kachori
Energy195 cal
Protein4.1 g
Carbohydrates18.8 g
Fiber0.9 g
Fat11.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium5.2 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook

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Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 02 Jul 19 03:56 PM


tried kachori but result not coming crispy. wat is the fault mam
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Tarla Dalal    When you knead the dough for kachori make sure you heat the ghee before adding it to the dough. And once you add the hot ghee, mix the ghee and flour mixture. Make sure your ghee is hot and wait for a while after adding the ghee to the dough or else you may burn your fingers. Once heat is bearable mix it and accordingly knead the dough, the kachori''s will definetely come out crispy.
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03 Jul 19 03:56 PM
Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 16 Jul 18 02:29 PM


only kachori should b served or any chutneys with it?
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Tarla Dalal    Hello, You can enjoy the kachori as it is or just before serving, warm up the kachoris in an oven for about 7 to 10 minutes, fill them with curds and chutneys and serve!
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17 Jul 18 09:00 AM
Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 03 Feb 18 10:33 AM


I tried this recipe today. And it came out fabulous. I just replaced maida flour with normal aata to make a little healthy and it tasted super. I guess, we can just make this dal mixture and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days and fill it in various things like parathas.. Thanks for this amazing recipe :)
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Tarla Dalal    We are so delighted you loved the recipe. Also, the twist you made to make it healthy sounds amazing. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking!
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17 Jul 18 09:01 AM
Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 15 Aug 17 08:11 PM


i tried this recipe and my husband and his friends loved it . thanks for sharing such interesting nd yummy recipes .
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Tarla Dalal    Hi,Manjit we are delighted you loved the Kachori recipe. Please keep posting your comments on recipes you have tried and loved. Happy Cooking.
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29 Aug 17 02:00 PM
Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 09 Mar 17 03:14 AM


Very nice....plz call me 9805250124
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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09 Mar 17 08:31 AM
Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 02 Dec 16 10:53 PM


Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 22 Sep 16 06:21 PM


Hi.... I''ve tried this recipe several times.. n...my Family relished it every tym... Thanx for dis easy recipe ...!!
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Tarla Dalal    Vandana, thanks for the feedback.
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23 Sep 16 09:43 AM
Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 15 Sep 16 10:39 AM


Hi Tarla Ji, I tried your recepie but Kachori shell wasn''t flaky. Can you please point out the reason for that. Thanks, Lalit
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Lalit, We have tried the recipe 2 times here and they have been very flaky as in the image. Make sure you have followed the exact recipe and that the dough has been well rested and also rolled well.
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15 Sep 16 01:25 PM
Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 12 Aug 16 12:34 PM


It''s very nice
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bhagyashree, we are delighted you loved the Moong Dal Kachori recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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12 Aug 16 12:47 PM
Moong Dal Kachori
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 on 21 Jul 16 10:24 AM


I LOVED this recipe mam,thanks for giving us such a wonderful recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Arshi , we are delighted you loved the Moong Dal Kachori recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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21 Jul 16 10:46 AM
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